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John Adams established the firm in Ivanhoe in 1966 having been admitted to practice in the same year.
His commercial and business legal work includes acting on the sale and purchase of companies, shares and businesses, drawing up contracts for shareholder, joint venture and supply agreements, advising on related aspects of trust law.
John has also acted for a wide variety of registered clubs and other entities on their commercial contracts and constitutional matters.
His work has also included advising on business structures, trusts, liquor and gaming licensing, sport, taxation, wills and estate planning, conveyancing and probate.
John’s approach is professional and friendly. He provides no nonsense, plain English explanations, demystifying the law so that his clients are fully aware of the risks and available options.
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Shane Maguire served his Articles with the firm and then entered partnership in 1973 after being admitted to practice in the same year.
He practises in dispute resolution, family law including de facto relationships, property and commercial disputes; commercial law generally, conveyancing and Wills and Probate.
Shane has a wide experience in the above matters and has endeavoured to advise clients to try and resolve disputes, of whatever type, without having to issue Court proceedings. This will often involve negotiations with the other party or the solicitors, conducting a mediation or face to face conference with the other party.
However, if it is necessary to go to Court to resolve the issues in dispute, Shane’s experience and ability ensures that you have excellent representation and that your dispute is resolved or determined in a cost effective manner.
No matter how large or small the matter, Shane’s approach is to understand the needs of his clients and to deliver service and advice that is expert, timely, and practical. His approach is always to find solutions to your problems and note to escalate your problems
The firm was commenced by John Adams in 1966 and was soon joined by Shane Maguire. Over the years, the firm has acted for several generations of families and has rendered valuable service to both its old and more recent clients. The length of some of its individual client relationships is a measure of the firm’s success.
The firm, has in more recent times, added new lawyers although the partners continue to maintain a close relationship with the clients, and the firm is well placed to offer excellent service into the future, covering a broad range of skills in the area of wills, estate planning, deceased estates, commercial law including business structures, trusts, self managed superannuation funds, conveyancing, family law and commercial disputes.
The full range of services offered by the firm is listed in Areas of Law.
The firm prides itself on providing the highest standard of service to clients in a cost effective and efficient way including by utilising the most up to date technological resources and office systems and by drawing on long standing partnership arrangements with expert legal counsel.
AMS Law would be pleased to assist you with your legal needs.